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Advanced Reading Exercise, Week #2.

The answers from last week’s advanced reading quiz are: 1) A ship and 2) A raven/crow. (They look alike therefore we’ll allow either, since the reading exercise was a visual description.) Congrats to everyone who attempted the exercise, it was a tricky one to start with! This week’s exercises read: I’m the lifeblood of all, fluid and frigid. The power I grasp can slaughter the safety of a tiny construction, uplift and dissolve it, tout de suite. My depravity however, ends there for my powers […]

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Introduction to Macros: Protein only for GymBros?

Very much like the other 2 food groups, people have their presumptions and associated stereotypes, even with protein. Starting with the idea that protein is only for gym bros, through to the idea that it makes you bulky, all the way down to the idea that you can only find it in meat. Exactly NONE of those are true. The protein intake for athletes is higher than the standard person, that much is true, however “athletes” here doesn’t strictly outline ONLY pro-athletes, or “gym bros” […]

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Introduction to Macros: Does fat make you fat?

How essential are fats really? Fats are one of the three food groups, and most often the most hated component of all foods, literally ever. When people hear “fat” it makes them question their food choices, but why? We should not be afraid of fats, as long as they are not the saturated kind. Saturated fats are typically found in processed foods, which usually aren’t that great for the body anyway, so it’s important to keep your intake of those at a moderate level. This […]

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Introduction to Macros: Carbs- yay or nay?

Very often the simple mention of the term “macros” freaks people out, and it definitely shouldn’t, because knowing how to fuel your system isn’t taught to many of us until quite late on in our lives. Your food will break down into two categories- either macronutrients, or micronutrients. An easy way to remember which one is which, is simply the fact that macros are calories, and micros aren’t. Both of the groups are important, as your micros will involve things like vitamins, minerals, fibre etc, […]

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How toxic is cancel culture?

We have all, at some point, said someone was cancelled. Whether that be Jeffree Star, Liam Neeson, Harvey Weinstein, or Donald Trump. From our peers, through to celebrities, all the way up to politicians. And some of them even rightly so. But how problematic is “cancel culture” exactly? Well, let’s consider where majority of the things people get “cancelled” for come from. For the vast majority of our problematic favourites, it wasn’t something said recently and publicly, but rather a statement from years ago dug […]

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Everybody wants to be famous

Feeling like a boss, and Staring at the stars, it Doesn’t matter the cost, ’cause Everybody wants to be famous …According to the adults working in statistics anyway. But what do they really mean by this? What is it that they are really getting at? Here’s what I think: their comments aren’t ungrounded, although I think they have assumed the link of causation, a little at least. Okay, now I’m the one being convoluted – what an earth do I mean? Well, there has been […]

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Paley’s Watchmaker

Ahhh…the watchmaker. The theologians’ favourite analogy due to it’s absolutely brutal duality. This argument divides the room like no other and here is how: Postulated by William Paley, with contributions from names such as Joseph Butler, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and even the messiah of modern atheism, Richard Dawkins, it outlines the idea that the very intricate design of a watch, (read- “universe”) implies that it must absolutely have a maker, or creator. Or HIM. The big guy upstairs. It is a teleological argument, which means it […]

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God of the gaps.

The concept of the god of the gaps theory is really quite simple, but a vital argument in theology. It outlines the fact that God may be a man-made creation, used to describe things humanity doesn’t understand yet- the gaps in our knowledge. This argument has been pretty significant in the formation of atheism as we know it, due to the fact that it is fairly simple and easy to follow, and most importantly, logically consistent. Throughout the centuries, people assigned many acts to God, […]

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Nihilo Ex Nihilo…

  …Or nothing comes from nothing. Otherwise known as the concept of “creatio ex nihilo” is an ancient argument which can be used both to support the requirement for a higher being, or argue against it. This is what makes the argument so brilliant, and universally applicable. Many theologians (people who study religion) have been able to successfully argue that almost all of the Abrahamic religions we know of today, attempt to teach Creatio Ex Nihilo, which is exactly what ancient Greek creation mythology was […]

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Applying to Uni

So, you’re applying to university! You’ve got a subject that you love and want to pursue in the next stage of education – you’ve also got what feels like a mountain of things to do and then the small matter of A-Levels to complete before you get there. Well, breathe, we’re here to help you with your application and all things UCAS so that you can focus on getting those grades! In short this is all you have to do: Create a login, password, and […]

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